PISCATAWAY, NJ – Saturday, November 18, 2006, the St. George Greek Orthodox Youth will hold its 4th Annual Greek Night dinner dance from 6:30 – 11 pm at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Greek Children’s Fund, a non-profit organization which provides assistance for the day-to-day needs of Greek children with cancer.
Tickets for the event are: $30 for Adults; $10 for children under 12 and free for children under five. For reservations and more information, please contact Sophie Exarchakis, 732.723.9088. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Dance the night away to music provided by DJ Tommy Karas. There will be a special performance by the St. George Youth Greek Folk Dance group and a magic show for children. A variety of Greek foods, desserts and beverages are also included in the ticket price.
This is the Youth Group’s 4th annual fundraiser. The event was started three years ago by St. George’s own 9-year old, George Exarchakis. The over-whelming support of its local community has assisted the Youth in raising more than $70,000 in the last three years for organizations such as the Smile Train and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. All of the profits from this event will go directly to the Greek Children’s Fund.
The Greek Children's Fund (GCF) is affiliated with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Schneider’s Children's Hospital located in New York. The GCF, a non- profit organization, was established in 1983 to support the day-to-day needs of Greek pediatric patients and their families. Since its inception, the program has provided assistance to over 1,000 Greek, Cypriot, and Greek-American children, accompanied by their families, to receive expert medical care for their cancer.
Childhood cancer is often an extremely difficult and emotional experience, not only for the ill child, but for the entire family as well. In addition to offering financial assistance for travel, housing and living expenses, the GCF supports social workers who evaluate each family’s psychosocial needs and counsels them on how to cope with the emotional demands of having an ill child. The social worker also helps communicate with medical staff and understands complex treatments and the health care system in the United States
All donations/tickets are tax deductible; for more information about the Greek Children’s Fund, please visit: www.greekchildrensfund.org. For more information and reservations, please contact Sophie Exarchakis, 732.723.9088.